740.00119 Control (Germany)/10–1245: Telegram

The United States Political Adviser for Germany (Murphy) to the Secretary of State


760. Principal developments of yesterday’s meeting of Kommandatura were as follows:

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French member refused request of transport and communication directorates to prepare adequate housing for the two projected German central administrative agencies. His instructions forbade even [Page 882] indirect consideration of problems related to establishing such agencies until French claims in Rhineland and Westphalia were satisfied. He interpreted Control Council meeting of Oct 1 (mytel 666, Oct 227) as an agreed postponement of the whole issue of central agencies and blocked any Kommandatura action until Control Council authorizes further action. US, British and Soviet members declared they would individually survey building problem in their respective sectors by way of preparation.

  1. Ante, p. 842.